The Full Review for Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE

Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro

7.9

DPI

8.5/10

Design

7.0/10

Latency

8.0/10

Price

8.0/10

Pros

  • Wireless Charging
  • Good Price
  • Customisable

Cons

  • Not as many buttons compared to others
  • Texture Grip is not good

Corsair first released the Dark Core RGB back in 2018, 2 years later they released the pro version which builds on the previous with some nice new features. 

Fitting in the middle of the range in terms of gaming mice the Dark Core RGB Pro SE works well for the avid pc gamer.  

With plenty of programmable buttons and RGB lighting, this should be on your gaming Christmas list. 

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Design

This mouse is fairly large and the design is almost identical to the previous version of the Corsair Dark Core, the left side of the mouse has large thumb support. The top has textured palm support and the mouse scroller is also textured. 

As it says in the title there are RGB lighting on this mouse- there are RGB strips under the thumb buttons and also on either side of the mouse base.  

The RGB strips are programmable so you can set the colours and scheme to your liking. 

There are eight buttons on the mouse, the usual left and right mouse buttons, a clickable mouse wheel and below that is a macro button that switches profiles. 

On the upper left corner, there are two buttons to adjust the DPI up and down to your liking and on the left, in the thumb area, there are two further macro buttons. 

If you flip the mouse over you will find a sliding button to switch between Bluetooth and a 2.4GHz connection. 

Performance

The Corsair performs perfectly in-game, when tested against a range of genres it held up and performed great.

Thanks to the extra programmable buttons it’s easy to set up your in-game controls to perform any of the actions that you want.

The DPI goes up to an impressive 18,000 DPI. Paired with the ability to be able to change the DPI on the fly makes those headshots come through or makes strategy games scrolling across the battlefield equally brilliant.

Features

First off this is one of few mice that has a Bluetooth connection for a mid-price mouse that is a great feature to have, Being able to connect via 2.4GHZ as well is impressive.

The battery life is rated at 50 hours with the full RGB lighting going on- This is not as much as some of the other mice out there but is still plenty to get a good weekend of gaming in on one charge.

Charging is super simple, you have the option of charging via the USB cable or the QI wireless charging.

The Dark Core is compatible with any QI charging device and charges fast with a full charge only taking a few hours.

The mouse is compatible with the ICUE software, this software allows you to do everything from programming the buttons to changing up the colours of the RGB lighting.

Be warned the software is not exactly user friendly and can take a little time to find the right option that you are looking for.

You can store up to 3 profiles on the onboard storage on the mouse so you can keep your favourite setups ready to go.

Verdict

When you look at the features that the Corsair offers it is impressive for the price range. Most of the features in this mouse you would expect to find in a $100 plus mouse.

Offering great performance and with a nice design, it is a great mouse for a PC gamer to pick up for a reasonable price.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro so please let me know in the comments below.

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